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City of Canterbury Bankstown’s Tug O’ War Cup to say NO to domestic violence returned with power last week. Muscles bulged and teeth clenched as over 30 teams took a stand in men’s, school’s and mixed divisions.
Police Transport Command commanded their own strength to overcome Team Tug Life in the men’s final, their fourth Cup win. Condell Park High School passed the test to win the school’s division against Punchbowl Boys High School, also their fourth Cup win. And the Storminators, a team of Council planners, stormed to victory over fellow Council team, Wreckers, from Council’s Recreation team, in the inaugural mixed division.
The Tug O’ War cup is one of the most popular events in the CBCity calendar, giving local businesses and community organisations the opportunity to pull their weight and show their support to stand up to and end domestic violence.
The competition is fun and physical, and there were lots of laughs as well as entertainment and a delicious BBQ to fuel tired muscles. However, at the heart of the day is a serious cause that brings people together to make a difference. For the first time this year, women participated alongside men, showing that we all have a role to play in taking a stand to say NO to domestic violence.
The day would not have been as powerful without the passionate performances and words of wisdom from students in Outloud’s RESPECT and SISTERHOOD programs. Students from Georges Hall Public School sang their song “Stand up and make a change” along with SISTERHOOD’s “Respect is the only way”.
If you would like to show your support for saying NO to domestic violence visit cb.city/saynotodv and leave your pledge. If you or someone you know is experiencing domestic violence call 1800 RESPECT (1800 737 732) or check out the Canterbury-Bankstown Domestic Violence Service Directory at www.cbdvsd.com.au for local support services.
1/12/2022 4:31 PM